SISTAR Heads Out on One Last Summer Adventure in 'I Swear' Video


SISTAR, "I Swear" MV

The girl group drops a last-minute summer anthem on their new EP boasting four remixes of their past K-pop smashes.

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean the SISTAR girls are slowing down on the feel-good tunes. About a month after releasing their sexy, sax-y "Touch My Body" single the act dropped a last-minute summer anthem "I Swear."

The track opens with a straight-up R&B style as Hyolyn leads the girls in an a cappella harmony section. Quickly, piano and peppy trumpets pop into the mix to give the track a similarly uplifting feel akin to 2012's "Loving U." This new single has all the markings of a classic SISTAR track: smooth blending between the members' voices, a perky rap section from Bora and the breath coos impressive high notes from Hyolyn.


The video is also standard SISTAR in spotlighting a girl group who's members know how to have fun with one another on camera. While "Touch My Body" was fun for its bright colors and whimsical sets, "I Swear" is a treat for its plot.

It kicks off with Bora working in a restaurant before her band mates pick her up in for a girls-only vacation. The gals dance around a grocery store while picking out snacks, pile on top of each other in their hotel bed and goofily dance around a gas station. (Side note: The gas station scenes look awfully reminiscent to Girl's Day's "Darling" video, which also boasts sexy-fun time.)

Yet for such a frolicsome visual, there are loads of sexy moments peppered throughout the vid including many close-ups of the girls' backsides and their bikini bods. The girls look super-comfortable during it with Bora at one point pretending to flash the camera (at 2:20) when lifting up her sweatshirt to reveal her bikini top underneath. The quartet hasn't shied away from sensual imagery before (namely, in "Alone" and "Touch My Body"), but there's definitely an extra emphasis on sexy here -- like the five-second zoom-in on Bora's booty at the opening -- perhaps as an attempt to make it feel like this is a natural part of a girls-only vacation (there are no boys around) instead of a visual to get fans' tongues wagging.

"I Swear" is the single from SISTAR's just-released Sweet & Sour EP. The set includes another new song, the synthy "Hold on Tight," along four remixes of past SISTAR hits. Look out for an incredible dubby reinterpretation of "Touch My Body" done by Korean EDM act Glen Check, who made Billboard's Best K-Pop Songs list last year. Listen to that below.


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